Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Owls of Orange County



Burrowing Owl



Short-eared Owl Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service. Photographer Ronald Laubenstein.























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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe there is a pair of barn owls at Harper School at 18th Street and Santa Ana Avenue in Costa Mesa. I have seen them swooping several times now and they make an interesting screeching sound. Has anyone else seen them?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the Great Horned Owls in Central Park right behind the Huntington Beach Central Library and Theatre complex? They were roosting in the pine trees above the fountain. I saw three of them one day and they were HUGE!

Orange County Birder Girl said...

I have not seen the barn owls at Harper school, but I have seen Great Horned Owls by the library from time to time over the years and have heard reports of others seeing them as well. (Sorry for the delay in responding.)

Nicole said...

I live on a golf course in hb and I always hear an owl, it sounds so cute. I wish I knew what kind it was. Or better yet, I wish I could see it during the day time! I love owls! :)

Anonymous said...

I like owls

Anonymous said...

I live in a tract home in Huntington Beach? I was sitting in my jacuzzi this week in the evening and noticed a large owl sitting on the power lines in my back yard . I was watching it for a while as it stared toward my neighbors house directly in back of me. In what seems like less then one second, this owl dove down into my neighbors back yard and reappeared carring prey off into the air. I hope it he prey was just a rat or baby possum and not a small domestic animal. I will check with my neighbor this week and update.